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Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015

I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot cross buns

By 30 March 2015 2
A. Baker

I have been so excited for the hot cross bun Taste Off that I've been taste testing for breakfast every morning this week. RiotACT readers were right on board the hot cross bun cra...

Playground review – Bonython local playground

By 29 March 2015
bonython playground

The unassuming southside suburb of Bonython is home to a local playground that is well maintained and an absolute treat to visit. Kaden (18 months) and I decided to see what th...

Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015 1
QT Canberra pick up

When I think of hen's nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to ma...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cherryripe Brasserie, Watson

By 28 March 2015 1

Recently having moved house, I have found myself in random suburbs that I would otherwise not spend much time in. Last week I found myself at ONA in Fyshwick. This week I was on...

Should I move to Canberra?

By 30 March 2015 3

I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my ci...

Canberra Symphony Orchestra celebrates Sibelius’ 150th

By 30 March 2015
canberra symphony orchestra

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anni...

Recommendations for wedding cake supplier in Canberra

By 30 March 2015

Can anyone recommend someone to make a wedding cake in the Canberra region for a reasonable price?  Perhaps someone who works from home or a business who doesn’t charge a fo...

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Police Wrap - 13 February

By 13 February 2009 4

1. Pssst! Wanna buy a gas hot water heater? ACT Policing is asking people to be on the lookout for cheap gas water heaters after five heaters were stolen from a construction site in Calwell overnight on February 6. The external gas water heaters had been installed in residential units at the s...

It's the scooter time

By 13 February 2009 10

Will we ever get sick of seeing kids fall over? This time it's with scooters. Coreykransky has posted this gem onto YouTube, shot in Tuggeranong. The music is Zebrahead - Falling apart. ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 February

By 13 February 2009 23

[First filed: February 12, 2009 @ 09:02] It doesn't matter what sort of week you're having, it always comes to an end. So what's worth getting out for the seeing and doing this weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments....

Simon trying to backdate his appointments?

By 13 February 2009 13

Another day, another cock-up by Simon Corbell? The Liberals' Vicki Dunne is up in arms that the Assembly is having to make laws to legitimise invalid appointments by our beleaguered Attorney-General: “The Attorney made three appointments to ACT Tribunals the day before the election, in contr...

House to go on Macarthur Avenue?

By 13 February 2009 10

Northsiders were treated yesterday to the sight of half a house parked on Macarthur Avenue. Holden Caulfield had the presence of mind to snap it on his way home. Apparently there's a bit of a boom business in cutting up country houses and then putting them back together in new suburbs (often ...

The most interesting job title in Canberra?

By 13 February 2009 70

Poptop has emailled in the following job title which was affixed to an email she received: Kellie White Life Enhancer to Winsome Willow, Manager of Inanna Inc Crisis Service for Women & Families in Distress For those who don't dabble in the mystic Inanna is the Sumerian "goddess of life an...

The Great Bribe to the Canberra Times commences

By 13 February 2009 14

Jon Stanhope has proudly announced the launch of a "Community Noticeboard" to be published in the Canberra Times. "Mr Stanhope said the noticeboard aims to improve access to public information and strengthen the community's ability to engage with the government. "The ACT Government's new commu...

Images of Canberra - Stormy Skies over Telstrayama

By 13 February 2009 22

With our skies once again cloudy, grey and cold, BenMac has sent in this picture he took a couple of months ago before another storm. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

NCA stuff for 13 February

By 13 February 2009 2

1. The blue green algae now completely rules the lake: The National Capital Authority has today closed the whole of Lake Burley Griffin to all primary and secondary water contact due to high concentrations of toxic blue green algae. Last week several areas of the lake were closed, however wate...


By 12 February 2009

The frequently astonishing Naomi Milthorpe of the Bluffhearts (as heard in Insatiable Banalities #104) is directing an upcoming production of Federico Garcia Lorca's "THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA" From the media release: The play is the story of a desperate and tyrannical widow, Bernarda, wh...

ACTEW and ANU teaming up with scholarships

By 12 February 2009 2

An interesting announcement out of ANU on their new $2 million scholarship program with our lords of power and water: The partnership will see undergraduate scholarships offered from the first semester 2009 across a range of disciplines including engineering, IT, finance and economics. In semeste...

The return of the IVF compo case

By 12 February 2009 109

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the IVF clinic the hated "Melbourne Lesbian Couple" are hitting back with an appeal according to the ABC. For those who came in late... the couple want all the costs paid to them of a second child they had after IVF treatment. To get this they're pu...

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